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Oem remote start doesent work on my 2000 f150 checked the fuses both r ok and also checked the hood switch it seems ok where do i go from there

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  • Steve S
    Steve S Nov 09, 2010

    What is happening when you try to use the RMST ?

  • birdstar2004 Nov 10, 2010

    really nothing at all heard a click in a relay or somthing once but otherwise there is no reaction at all new battery put in the remote switch didnt help either

  • Steve S
    Steve S Nov 11, 2010

    Do you get a horn beep code ( i.e. 2 beeps ) or the lights flash. Asking to see if it is a tach mode error How did you check the hood switch ?

  • birdstar2004 Nov 11, 2010

    held it down by hand and tied the remote didnt know any other way and there was no lights and no beep

  • birdstar2004 Nov 11, 2010

    held it down by hand and tied the remote didnt know any other way and there was no lights and no beep

  • birdstar2004 Nov 11, 2010

    held it down by hand and tied the remote didnt know any other way and there was no lights and no beep


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The hood switch should have produced an error of some kind ( at the very least flash the parking lamps ).
The hood switch is to ground, if you meter ( ohms or continuity ) from ground to the wire leaving the hood switch one direction you should have an open the other you should have < 100 ohms ).
I suspect the hood switch is OK, if the hood is open the OEM remote start would honk the horn 2 times.

If when you press the remote start, the ignition turns on then off ( cluster powers up ) check the Violet & Violet w/ red stripe wires to make sure they are still connected. and the A-4 & B-2 wires ( on the RMST unit ) that they have + VDC.
Did the unit operate correctly at one time ?
- Just verifying it is not a programming issue with it.

Posted on Nov 13, 2010

  • birdstar2004 Nov 17, 2010

    tried this out actually im not getting anything at all no horn no lights at all its like my remote start not sending or recieving im not sure how it works antenna is lit up but noticed this morning it was out till about ten minutes after i started the truck up

  • Steve S
    Steve S Nov 17, 2010

    Try checking the hood switch to ground. One direction is ~ 0 ohms to ground, the other will be an open.


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